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BUSINESS Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen defended the effectiveness of the US monetary policy regime. Photo / Getty

Stocks ended mostly lower after Federal Reserve – New Zealand Herald »

By the close of trading, seven of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had fallen. Photo / AP Stocks ended mostly lower on…

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S&P said a burst in the asset price bubble appeared unlikely. Photo / Chris Loufte

Auckland house prices poised to hit $1m this month – New Zealand Herald »

Average Auckland house prices are tipped to pass $1 million this month. Photo / Glenn Jeffrey Average Auckland house prices are tipped to pass $1 million this…

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FINANCE

DNC taps Clinton fundraiser to be new finance director – Politico »

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Angelique Cannon-Harris, who is currently Hillary Clinton’s deputy national finance director for the mid-Atlantic region, will soon move into the…

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South African police deny targeting finance minister Gordhan: report – Reuters »

JOHANNESBURG South African police denied being part of a political conspiracy targeting Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, City Press newspaper said…

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Maybe We Clamped Down Too Hard on Finance – Bloomberg »

Let’s talk today about compliance in the financial industry. This topic seems to come up a lot lately. I hear…

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Finance Execs Fill ‘Public’ Board Seats at Finra, the Regulator that Promises Investor Protection – TheStreet.com »

When is a Wall Street guy not really a Wall Street guy? When the regulators at Finra are trying to sneak him…

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TECHNOLOGY

Stop fretting about the Note 7’s performance – The Verge »

Stop fretting about the Note 7’s performance – The Verge

The Galaxy Note 7 is this year’s best new phone, edging out Samsung’s own S7 Edge, and easily the most talked-about new device of the summer. But with great fame comes great scrutiny, and this week has seen the Note 7 subjected to allegations of…

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Facebook ditches helpful Trending Topic descriptions for global scale – TechCrunch »

Twitter’s “Trends” are often confusing. Why is #MPBMS or #TechMunch trending? You had to click through and figure it out for yourself. When Facebook copied Twitter’s trends in 2014, it vastly improved them by adding human-written descriptions right below so you knew if you cared…

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How well does Facebook know your politics? – kgw.com »

SEATTLE – How well does Facebook know your politics? It turns out the social media giant classifies you on a scale ranging from very liberal to very conservative. The New York Times reported this week that users can now search how they’re categorized by logging…

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Google Hiring Airbnb Executive Is Latest Step Toward Starting Self-Driving Car Business – Forbes »

Google Hiring Airbnb Executive Is Latest Step Toward Starting Self-Driving Car Business – Forbes…

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SCIENCE

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will snap the first up close images of Jupiter on Saturday – The Verge »

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will get cozy with Jupiter this weekend, as the vehicle makes its closest approach to the gas giant early Saturday morning at 8:51AM…

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‘Dark twin’ of the Milky Way galaxy discovered – CNN »

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. ‘Dark twin’ of the Milky Way galaxy discovered –…

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Asia

Expats Find Fertile Ground For Bootstrapping Startups In Southeast Asia – Forbes

Expats Find Fertile Ground For Bootstrapping Startups In Southeast Asia – Forbes}…

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Mid-East

Mid-East States Attempt To Diversify Economies Amid Low Oil Prices – Forbes

Mid-East States Attempt To Diversify Economies Amid Low Oil Prices – Forbes}…

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Africa

Japan’s Abe pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years – Reuters

NAIROBI Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in…

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WORLD

Bangladeshi police: Dhaka terror attack planner killed – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Bangladeshi police: Dhaka terror attack planner killed – CNN…

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Europe

From Cannes to Bavaria, politicians fiddle with burkini bans while Europe boils – Telegraph.co.uk

These debates have been rehearsed several times since, not least when the republic banned face-coverings such as the Islamic veil in 2011. Like the burkini ban (which was struck down by a French court yesterday), the…

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FOOTBALL

Plenty of new college football fans for 1st game of season (Aug 27, 2016) – FOXSports.com

SYDNEY (AP) It was more than two hours before the start of Saturday’s U.S. college season opener between California and Hawaii, and Anthony Goodluck and his son were already milling outside Sydney’s Olympic stadium, soaking up…

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TRAVEL

Clifton Park travel agency accused of scheming customers out of thousands – NEWS10 ABC

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A local woman is warning others after she claims a local travel agency schemed her out of thousands of dollars. Sand Dollar Travel is a travel agency based out of Clifton…

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UK

UK could remain in ‘looser’ EU – Lord O’Donnell – BBC News

Image caption Lord O’Donnell: Public opinion could change A former head of the civil service has said the UK might remain in a “more loosely aligned” European Union, despite the referendum vote to leave. Lord O’Donnell…

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